The art of Prayer

Your breakthrough maybe just a prayer away. Sometimes we pray and wonder if God has hears our prayer or if he even cares. We grow weary and give up, but I believe in the art of persistent prayer is to not give up. In this fast-paced world where we want everything fast and instant , (heck we can't even wait for the microwave to finish heating the food up!) we get discouraged real fast after our prayers do not get answered. 
I remember as a young Christian I was praying and asking God what was his will/calling for my life. I prayed for one month and heard nothing. One day I had enough and in desperation I cried out to God but God did not answer me... well not in the way I wanted anyway. Instead, he lead me to Matt 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. I had tears in my eye and the presence of God filled the room , the verse I had read turned into the Rhema word of God. I was not offended but actually encouraged because God actually spoke to me instead of staying silent, even though that was not the answer I was expecting. Through my years walking with God I realized one thing, God may not answer our prayers the way we want but He IS in the business of working behind the scenes to see our prayer come to pass. 

In her book, Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Listening Daily to the Still Small Voice of God , Jennifer LeClaire shared 4 prophetic words from God that I believe will inspire your daily life.
Taken from charismanews.com
1. I Love to Hear You Pray
I love to hear your voice in prayer every morning when you awake. It's one of My favorite parts of the day. When you awake and begin declaring your love for Us, it moves Our heart. When you inquire of Me, it is My pleasure to answer. When you speak to My heart, it is My joy to speak back to yours. I hear your voice even when the hectic pace of life makes it difficult for you to hear Mine. So keep lifting your voice to Father in prayer. Keep telling Me about your struggles, fears, dreams and victories. I'm listening.
2. Keep Crying Out

Sometimes when you stand up for what is right, people around you will call you a fanatic and say you are overreacting. But truth is truth, and you are called to proclaim it. Sometimes when you pursue Jesus with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength, people will say you are too fervent. But fire is fire. Remember blind Bartimaeus! He needed a touch from Jesus, so instead of remaining silent when the Messiah went by, he cried out to Him. The people around him told him to quiet his mouth, but he cried out all the more. Don't stop crying out for truth. Don't stop crying out for a touch from Jesus. Don't let anyone put out your fire. We love it!
3. You Can Tell Me Anything
You can trust Me. I am your Confidant. I am your Counselor. You can tell Me anything. Share your God-given dreams with Me, and I will help you bring them to pass. Share your fears with Me, and I will help you overcome them. Share your prayers with Me, and I will help you lift them to Father. You can trust Me. Seeing you walk in everything Jesus has for you—helping you reach your destiny in Christ—is part of My mission. I am on your side! I am for you, not against you.
4. I Can Do More Than You Can Imagine
Take the limits off. Do you realize that the power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead dwells in you? Do you know that I am able to do more—much, much more—for you than you can ever imagine? Do you know that I want to? Will you believe in Me the way I believe in you? Take the limits off! Dream with Me! Let your eyes see, your ears hear and your heart dwell on what I have prepared for the one I love. Your best is yet to come. Only believe.



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